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Forum: Foamies 10-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rtfm
Lest I cause you to melt your wing - please...

Lest I cause you to melt your wing - please experiment on some scrap first...

Duncan
Forum: Foamies 10-22-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
Quick update on ironing EPP: It works...

Quick update on ironing EPP:
It works beautifully. I grabbed my wife's iron, set it to somewhere in the middle (half way between "silk" and "wool"), placed some tin foil (shiny side down) on the...
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
Hi, Strangely enough, while it is called EPP,...

Hi,
Strangely enough, while it is called EPP, it certainly isn't what I have come to know as Expanded Polypropylene. It looks like, feels like and behaves like polystyrene. EPP has a waxy feel to...
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
Finally, the undercarriage. First, each...

Finally, the undercarriage.
First, each u/carriage piece (ie left and right) comes as three pieces, which have to be gliued together like a sandwich. The reason for this is because the middle piece...
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
The wing is bonded to a removable part of the...

The wing is bonded to a removable part of the fuse. This allows the wing to fit snugly to the fuse with rubber bands. You could use magnets, too, if you wished.
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
Next, the wing. I simply cut a slit along...

Next, the wing.

I simply cut a slit along the 80mm (back from the LE) line, and slipped a 3mm x .5mm CF strip into it. Then I did the opposite side. Then I added some thin CA into the cut. It...
Forum: Foamies 10-16-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
HI, Back from the workshop, and here are some...

HI,
Back from the workshop, and here are some build photos. The fuse is 600mm long, and it has a wingspan of 820mm (including the wing tips). Haven't done the thrust test yet.

Regards,
Duncan
Forum: Foamies 10-15-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
:-) Yes, EPP. The wing has a symmetrical...

:-)

Yes, EPP. The wing has a symmetrical airfoil. Looks like one of the NACA variants (possibly NACA 0010). The wing doesn't come with any CF spar, but CF rods/strips are provided. As a...
Forum: Foamies 10-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
Ha ha. Nice one. But I was hoping to keep her...

Ha ha. Nice one. But I was hoping to keep her for myself...

Duncan
Forum: Foamies 10-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By rtfm
Acro Magnum Reloaded

Hi,
Despite the Magnum Reloaded having become a cult plane in Europe (mainly in Germany), and the fact that it has spawned the "Acro" version, produced in great numbers by a number of manufacturers...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 09-02-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By rtfm
HI, Version beta2 of the SillyFlyer is taking...

HI,
Version beta2 of the SillyFlyer is taking shape. This one will get electrics. Just pondering what electrics to use. The naked fuse weighs 16g, so I', mllong for a very small 1s Lipo powered,...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi, Building is diluted by the number of models...

Hi,
Building is diluted by the number of models currently under construction. Bixler, Magnum Reloaded, Silly Flyer, this one. I'm very new to this, so everything is taking quite a long time to...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
G'Day Jeff, Thanks for getting in touch. I...

G'Day Jeff,
Thanks for getting in touch. I have done no flying for about a month, because the guys down at the field (Tingalpa) suggested that I get a radio and a plane and join the club. Then...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,211
Posted By rtfm
Wow. That loos REALLY good. Well done that man!...

Wow. That loos REALLY good. Well done that man! I've ordered a set of plans, but they haven't arrived, so in the meantime, I'll admire your build from afar.

Nice work!

Duncan
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-03-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By rtfm
There is nothing like actually BUILDING something...

There is nothing like actually BUILDING something to inform design decisions.

I thought that a 3mm CF rod would be the ideal peripheral reinforcement for the plane. Not so. It is WAY too stiff. ...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By rtfm
RTFM "Silly Flyer" build thread

Hi,
I'm currently waiting for all sorts of stuff from HK, and from other stores. I watch the days go by, and I'm itching to build something.

So I looked around the workshop and found a sheet of...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi again, Well, disaster struck. I decided to...

Hi again,
Well, disaster struck. I decided to smoothe out minor imperfections in the foam by using a bit of spackle (they call it BOG here in Australia). However, I must have been daydreaming,...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-25-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hmmm, I'm not sure that my layered approach is...

Hmmm,
I'm not sure that my layered approach is optimal. I have all 5 layers bonding at the moment, but it is all a bit messy. I might have been better served with a single solid foam block, and...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi again, Well, it doesn't look like anyone is...

Hi again,
Well, it doesn't look like anyone is reading these posts, but I like to document my builds, so I'll just continue... :-)

Today I sliced my 50mm blue DOW foam into 12mm slices with the...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Update (2) - at the end of the day Well, I...

Update (2) - at the end of the day
Well, I spent a very productive day at the workshop cutting templates. I am extremely pleased with how they turned out. But it is a LOT of work without access to...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-23-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Update... I have re-drawn the templates. Wing...

Update...
I have re-drawn the templates. Wing span = 1.8m, fuse length = 848mm. I think this will be a lot easier to build now.

Also, I'm going to "layer" the fuse. The inner layer (DOW blue...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,211
Posted By rtfm
Hi, What does it fly like? I tried to access...

Hi,
What does it fly like? I tried to access your Youtube videos, but got an error every time.

Cheers,
Duncan
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,211
Posted By rtfm
Hi, I stumbled across your build (and this...

Hi,
I stumbled across your build (and this amazing plane) by accident this afternoon, and I must say, this is a great looking plane. I was so impressed by your build, that (although I usually steer...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi, Well, some wins, some losses. First,...

Hi,
Well, some wins, some losses.

First, wins:


I finished the wings
The wings use the AS5450 airfoil, cut with a hotwire.
All electrics (battery, ESC, receiver) sit in a hollowed out...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi, The electrics kit arrived (3 days) and my...

Hi,
The electrics kit arrived (3 days) and my first reaction was that they are TINY... So small... I had no idea.

I also put in an order for a Bixler 2 kit. I decided on a kit rather than the...
Forum: Beginners 07-15-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,999
Posted By rtfm
HI, I bought a Delta Ray - mainly because I've...

HI,
I bought a Delta Ray - mainly because I've never flown RC before, and because it comes with AS3X and SAFE. I figured I needed all the help I could get. (Actually, if I had been more patient, I...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi, Thank you for the Manual page number. I...

Hi,
Thank you for the Manual page number. I will give it a go.

Elevon-equipped planes are no more complex to fly than R/E/T planes.

Cheers,
Duncan
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-12-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi again, Well, I took the plunge and sent away...

Hi again,
Well, I took the plunge and sent away for my electrics, as follows:
Receiver: Lemon 6-channel (DSMX)
ESC: Turnigy Plush 10A
Battery: 800mAh 2s 20C (ordered 3x of these)
Motor: Turnigy...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-11-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Hi Flydiver, Sorry. Yes, I have had a few...

Hi Flydiver,
Sorry. Yes, I have had a few hours' instruction, and it is getting easier all the time. I guess the guys are just pulling my chain more than anything else. :D

As for soldering......
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-10-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By rtfm
Gentlemen, First, thank you for taking the time...

Gentlemen,
First, thank you for taking the time to reply. I appreciate it.

Right. I will shelve my instinctive desire to design, and build an established design. Point taken.

Second, I...
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